This bright pink margarita is our new favorite drink of summer! This is a classic margarita but spiked with the tart, fruity flavor of blueberries. We love adding blueberry flavor to the tangy taste of a margarita—it really adds a kick of something special!
What is the main alcohol in a margarita?
A classic margarita uses tequila and an orange liqueur. We recommend tequila blanco, but you can use another tequila as well. For the orange liqueur, look for Triple sec or Cointreau—we tested this blueberry cocktail with both, and they were equally great!
What do I need to make blueberry margaritas?
Other than the tequila, you’ll need:
- Fresh blueberries
- A lime
- Cointreau or Triple Sec
- Simple syrup
- Garnish: Sea salt, blueberries, more lime (all optional)
How do I make this blueberry margarita recipe?
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries with the lime juice.
- Add lime rinds, tequila, simple syrup (optional), and Cointreau or Triple sec to the cocktail shaker. Put the lid on and shake well.
- Run a wedge of lime over the edge of a glass, then dip the rim in a shallow dish of salt. Make two salt-rimmed glasses.
- Add a handful of ice to each of the prepared glasses. Strain the margarita into the glasses.
- Garnish as desired. Enjoy!
Can I use frozen blueberries?
You absolutely can! Just make sure to defrost your blueberries first before adding them. Be aware that frozen blueberries have much more intense color—so don’t be surprised if your final cocktail is more bright purple than bright pink.
What’s this about simple syrup?
The tequila, blueberries, and lime all add a tartness to this blueberry margarita, so we balance that out with some sweetness from simple syrup. To make it, just simmer one cup sugar in one cup of water, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and chill until needed. You’ll need about three tablespoons for every two margaritas, and can use the rest in other margaritas, sun tea, limoncello, or DIY soda.
Want more summer drinks like this blueberry margarita?
- Frozen Cucumber Strawberry Margarita if you prefer a slushy-like drink.
- Homemade Margarita Mix so you can have cocktails in a flash.
- Pineapple Lime Virgin Margarita if you aren’t an alcohol drinker.